[rescue] Netra as a router/firewall for home use

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Sun Mar 9 20:11:50 CDT 2008

Michael-John Turner wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 06:15:37PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> In the past, OpenBSD's hme driver has been buggy.  That may be fixed now.  
>> As long as I avoided the hme, though, I've never had problems with multiple 
>> NICs under OpenBSD.  My firewall/router box is an Ultra5 with four NICs 
>> running OpenBSD, and it Just Works.
> As a matter of interest, what performance do you get out of the U5? My
> NetBSD/sparc64-running U1 is starting to take some strain since I upgraded
> my ADSL connection. My connection is 'up to 24Mbps' and I normally sync at
> around 14.5Mbps downstream, but the U1 only manages arond 1.2MB/s if I'm
> lucky. My grotty Thomson modem/router manages around 1.5-1.6MB/s, but I'd
> prefer to use my own firewall/router running NetBSD with pf.
> FWIW, the U1 is a 170E with onboard hme and SBus qfe.

Our service theoretically promises up to 6mbps down by 512k up, and I 
have two internal subnets off the firewall (one wired, one wireless). 
There doesn't appear to be any bottleneck at the firewall, and it's not 
working hard.  That's about all I can really say.  There are bandwidth 
issues for the laptop, but as far as I can tell, that's entirely a 
factor of the laptop and its wireless card.

(I suspect having been dropped on the wireless card several times hasn't 
helped it.)

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